Fr. Steve’s column 4-16-23

Happy Easter!  As we conclude our celebration of the Easter Octave on this Divine Mercy Sunday, we give thanks for the eternal life won for us by Christ’s Resurrection from the dead, and for the extraordinary mercy that He shows by extending this eternal life to sinners like us.  I hope you all are having … [Read more…]

Fr. Steve’s column 4-9-23

Happy Easter!  As my Easter message to all of you, let me pass on a portion of Pope Francis’ Easter homily from last year as a joyful reflection on the Resurrection of Our Lord.  May this be a great day of celebration for your families as we all rejoice in Christ’s victory over sin and … [Read more…]

Fr. Steve’s column 4-2-23

Holy Week is upon us!  After 6 weeks of observing the season of Lent with works of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, we embark on this holiest of weeks, when we walk with Jesus through His Passion and death towards the glory of the resurrection.  I know this is a busy time of year for a … [Read more…]

Fr. Steve’s column 3-26-23

You may know that our pre-K through second grade school children enjoy attending Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) weekly.  In the prepared environment of the Atrium, they hear and meditate on Scripture, the Liturgy, and Salvation History in small (but rich!) portions, often guided by three-dimensional materials.  Trained catechists use a Montessori approach to … [Read more…]

Fr. Steve’s column 3-19-23

A few weeks ago I was privileged to be able to attend the official commissioning of our Christ the King St. Vincent de Paul Conference.  It was really amazing to see how far we’ve come in such a short time.  It wasn’t even a year-and-a-half ago that parishioners first approached me with the idea of … [Read more…]

Fr. Steve’s Column 3-12-2023

I’m very happy that our new Director of Music Ministry has started at CTK this week! Lindsey Barrett was hired as the result of a thorough interview process, and I’m very excited to have her on board.  I’ve asked her to write a brief message to the parish to introduce herself, so please join me … [Read more…]

Fr. Steve’s Column 3-5-2023

Our Parish Mission begins tonight!  We’ll gather here at 7pm tonight, tomorrow and Tuesday for our Mission, entitled The Light of Christ Our King:  Praying with Our Stained-Glass Windows, preached by Fr. Kevin Grove, CSC.   I know that our beautiful windows have been a real blessing to so many of us at Christ the … [Read more…]

Fr. Steve’s Column 2-26-2023

Bishop Rhoades recently announced that parishes in our diocese may resume distributing Holy Communion under both kinds (or both “species”) beginning this Sunday.  This means that, after almost three years, we will be able to resume distributing the Precious Blood at Sunday Masses!  At Christ the King, we have decided to resume distributing the Precious … [Read more…]

Fr. Steve’s Column 2-19-2023

This Wednesday we celebrate Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent, our 40-day season of preparation for Easter.  Of all the seasons of the liturgical year, this is perhaps the one in which people make the greatest effort to step up their practice of the faith, particularly through works of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  … [Read more…]

Fr. Steve’s Column 2-12-2023

Just a quick update on the Sneak Peek for the vestibule expansion.  I’m happy to report that things look very positive for this project.  The comments that I received from parishioners about the planned vestibule expansion were really helpful and very enthusiastic.  So many people spoke with great excitement about the ability to have gatherings … [Read more…]